marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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deciding on death

So there were these two bit characters.  I first introduced them, dead.

That is to say, when I was developing the scene, I had the heroine ask if anyone died in an attack -- an attack not on stage for special reasons -- and had the captain of the guard say that two had.

So, do they or do they not die?

I fooled about with this a while.  Since they will have no impact on the story, alive or dead, it only really matters for tone.  But it does matter there, establishing how high the conflict can go. . . .

Dead, I think.  I went back and put it in, with shrouds and coffins.
Tags: death, minor characters, revision
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